Monday, July 18, 2005

2005 World Series of Poker results

In the longest final table in the history of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, 39-year-old Australian poker professional Joseph Hachem survived a record field of 5619 players to win the $10000 buy-in 2005 WSOP No Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship Main Event at Binion's Gambling Hall.

The 9-player televised final table, which started at 4:48pm on Friday July 15, ended at 6:44am on Saturday July 16. The 2005 final table eclipsed the previous record set in 1983 by 18 minutes.

A former chiropractor who quit his practice to become a poker professional three and a half years ago, Hachem (pronounced "HAH-shem") won the record $7.5 million first prize and the coveted white gold world championship bracelet after 7 days of play.

The top nine places at the 2005 World Series of Poker were:

Place/Prize Money
1st Joseph Hachem, Melbourne, Australia $7.5 million
2nd Steve Dannenmann, Severn, Md. $4.25 million
3rd John Derick Barch, McKinney, Tx. $2.5 million
4th Aaron Kanter, Elk Grove, Calif. $2.0 million
5th Andrew Black, Dublin, Ireland $1.75 million
6th Scott Lazar, Studio City, Calif. $1.5 million
7th Daniel Bergsdorf, Umea, Sweden $1.3 million
8th Brad Kondracki, Kingston, Pa. $1.15 million
9th Mike Matusow, Las Vegas, Nev. $1.0 million


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